We are dedicated to making living, interning, and participating in EmpowHER in Washington, D.C. accessible to women from all backgrounds. As such our program, which includes summer housing, is priced as one of the most affordable on the market:

$7,975

We also have a variety of scholarships available to women for whom a small amount of support would make a significant difference. Applicants with the highest level of need are even eligible to receive living stipends to help make their dream of a summer in D.C. a reality.

WHY PAY FOR A SUMMER IN D.C.?

HOW WE COMPARE

We want women to be able to access the opportunity to launch their careers by interning in Washington, D.C. alongside like-minded women. We provide a 14- week program to help you get there, and a lifetime of alumnae support. Because we are dedicated to making this possible, we work hard to keep costs low, including through the generous contributions of donors. Here’s how we compare to some other programs in D.C.:

The Washington Center

$12,090
  • Internship Placement Support
  • D.C. Intern Housing
  • Summer Professional Development Curriculum
  • Opportunity for Academic Credit
  • Personalized Professional Resources

Washington Internship Institute

$9,400
  • Internship Placement Support
  • D.C. Intern Housing
  • Summer Professional Development Curriculum
  • Opportunity for Academic Credit
  • Personalized Professional Resources

EmpowHER
Program

$7,975
  • Internship Placement Support
  • D.C. Intern Housing
  • Summer Professional Development Curriculum
  • Opportunity for Academic Credit
  • Personalized Professional Resources
  • Lifelong Sisterhood and Alumnae Programming
  • Spring E-Learning Curriculum
  • Workplace Rights for Interns Module
  • And more!

 

Our Program Costs Include

  • Eight weeks of summer housing in a safe, secure, and centrally located area of D.C.
  • Summer internship placement support and a spring 2020 e-learning curriculum to prepare you for your summer in D.C.
  • Exclusive invitations to weekly professional and leadership development opportunities throughout the summer, including workshops, networking events, and "PowerHour" site visits to leading D.C. institutions.
  • A variety of other resources: those to keep you safe, expand your professional portfolio, and the opportunity for academic credit (based on your institution’s policies)
  • Lifelong membership in the BA sisterhood and access to the BA network, professional and personal support, and continuation of resources that extend beyond the program’s formal end 

WHEN AND HOW DO I PAY MY PROGRAM TUITION?

The first 50% of your EmpowHER program tuition will be due at the time of enrollment in March. The remaining 50% is due in late May/early June, at least 24 hours prior to your move to D.C.. All payments are due via PayPal (which includes bank transfer and credit card payment options).

OTHER COSTS RELATED TO D.C. 

We know better than anyone that financing a summer in D.C. can be a challenge—especially since a single order of avocado toast can run you $15! But because we believe in creating a Washington, D.C. that is equitable and accessible to all, we’ve compiled an “At All Costs” guide to budgeting and financing your summer.